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SUAMICO, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) – The northern pike spawning run is underway in some areas. Last year, the pandemic stalled research efforts at the site in Suamico, but this spring, crews are back in the field. Over the past eight years, a fyke net off Lineville Road in Suamico has been the center of a science project on northern pike spawning activity.“This is one of the few areas where you could actually monitor the entire spawning run. You can get a lot of great information about their ecology,” said Patrick Forsythe, assistant biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Forsythe, along with student volunteers, checked these nets Sunday for fish coming and going to spawning grounds in the wetlands nearby. Fish are measured, and a clipped fin is used to help determine the pike’s age. “What changes from year to year? Those are important questions I think that the (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources) and UWGB would really like to answer,” said Forsythe.